International Commercial Arbitration – 6911

Fall 2021

International commercial arbitration is an increasingly important and common means of resolving disputes arising from contracts between citizens or companies from different countries. This course introduces students to the history, philosophy, advantages, process, and ethics of international commercial arbitration, with an emphasis on real cases and practical applications. The course covers differences between international arbitration and domestic arbitration/litigation, national arbitration statutes, agreements to arbitrate, arbitral jurisdiction, procedural rules, discovery/disclosure, hearings, evidence, arbitral awards, enforcement of awards, and ethical issues arising for both arbitrators and advocates in international commercial arbitration.